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Sketchup import to Archicad

Dhela57
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I have a site model I want to import from SketchUp, I tried saving SketchUp file as 2017 then directly import to Archicad but the site Model doesn't show. If a different component is put in that SketchUp file it will show in Archicad but the actual site model won't show.

I tried importing the same site model to Revit and it shows, when I try exporting it as an IFC to later import to Archicad the same site model won't show, it's just empty. Another drawing will import but the site model won't show.

 

 

Please help this is for an urgent school project.

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Barry Kelly
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I assume you have turned all layers on?

Also check your Renovation Filters.

Make sure you have one set that shows all elements and does not hide anything.

 

Barry.


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Thank you for your response, however I checked the Renovation filters and it's currently showing all nothing is on hide. All my layers are turned on but nothing. I can select the model import but it's just invisible.

 

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I see from the last images your renovation filter is set to '01 Existing Plan'.

This will hide any 'new' elements.

Try changing it to '06 Show All Elements'.

 

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There is no "06 Show All Elements" it ends on "05 Planned Status"

OK, we obviously have different templates (setups).

Maybe your Existing Plan is set to show all elements.

Make sure it is set to show all like this.

If not then just create an "06 Show All Elements" filter.

 

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So if your reno filter is set to show all and you have all layers on and you are viewing all stories in 3D, then I am stumped.

 

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I set everything to "show" just like in your pic, but no change.

Could it be the Sketchup Component problem or maybe the Model has too much geometry and Archicad is struggling to show?

Hi,

 

Drag and drop the .skp file onto your Archicad 2D window.

DGSketcher
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Can you isolate the site element that isn't importing to AC in the SU file? If so is the site classed as solid? If it isn't can you make it into a solid? You may need to add geometry to achieve this. Once it reports as solid, save it and see if AC can import it.

It's a long time since I used SU but I think there are ways to check & fix solids.

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Laszlo Nagy
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When you export the IFC file from SketchUp, open it in a free IFC Viewer to check if the IFC file was exported correctly.

I am wondering if there is something wrong with the site geometry in SketchUp. If there is, then maybe the geometry is not even exported into the IFC file.

 

You could also try to open the SketchUp file in another application that can open such files to check if that other application can import the site geometry.

These are step to figure out whether the site does not even save from SketchUp, or it is Archicad that can not import it for some reason.

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